Overseas Indian Affairs Overseas Indian Affairs

FAQ on ID cards for Emigrants

Is there any ID card for emigrant?

  • It is now decided that with effect from 29.05.2015, each emigrant being granted emigration clearance through emigrate system shall also be issued an emigrant identity card. The ID card will have the details of foreign employer (FE)/ Recruiting Agent (RA) including name and address, MOIA Helpline numbers and Indian Embassy contact details in the country of employment.
  • The card shall be sent to the emigrant to the address as given in the application for emigration clearance. To ensure the delivery of Id card, applicants (RAs/ emigrants) are requested to provide the complete address of the emigrant with postal PIN code.
  • In case the ID card is not delivered for the reason of address of the emigrant being incomplete/false or in case of the foreign employer details being found to be incorrect or incomplete, suitable action shall be taken against the concerned RA/applicant.